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Mother, 2-Year-Old Son Shot in Car in Southeast DC: Police

A light-colored sedan with a shattered back window and windshield wipers still running could be seen

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A woman and her 2-year-old son were shot and wounded in a car in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday night, police said. A third person also was hurt. 

The mother and toddler have injuries that Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee described as non-life-threatening. No information on the nature of their injuries was immediately released. 

A light-colored sedan with a shattered back window and windshield wipers still running remained on the scene.

Gunfire erupted in the 1500 block of Howard Road SE just before 9 p.m., Contee said. The mother and her young son were found with gunshot wounds a few blocks south, in the 2900 block of Stanton Road SE. 

The mother and child were taken to hospitals. A third person went to a hospital on their own with minor injuries, Contee said. 

It was unclear who opened fire or why. No arrests were announced. The police chief asked anyone with information to contact police. Tips can be made anonymously. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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